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Myths and Presumptions about Obesity Abound
02/05/2013 - False and scientifically unsound beliefs about obesity persist in both the media and scientific literature, according to an article published in January’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Using the Internet to explore misconceptions about obesity, the authors investigated several commonly held belief
The Good, the Bad, and Jenny Craig: PCRM Weighs Diet Programs
12/27/2010 - PCRM contacted ten weight management and lifestyle improvement programs to determine the availability of cholesterol-free, healthful menus or foods. We graded programs according to whether they promote low-fat, plant-based foods, which research has shown to be the most effective approach to obesity
Atkins Diet Alert
12/02/2010 - In the 1980s and 1990s, the United States witnessed unprecedented increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found a 61 percent jump in obesity cases during this period, along with a 49 percent rise in the number of diabetes cases. Based on the sales
Milk Consumption and Prostate Cancer
09/24/2010 - Milk Consumption and Prostate Cancer   Abstract Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, with an estimated 400,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Its incidence and mortality have been associated with milk or dairy product consumption in intern
New Scientific Review Shows Dairy Products Do Not Help Weight Loss
05/01/2008 - WASHINGTON—A new scientific review in May’s peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Reviews shows that people who consume dairy products are likely to gain weight or show no effect in terms of body weight or body fat. Two large observational studies led by Harvard researchers, one including 12,829 adolescents a
Doctors Group Files Suit against Kraft, General Mills, Dannon, and Dairy Trade Groups for False Dairy Weight-Loss Claims
06/28/2005 - WASHINGTON—The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) announced today that it has filed two major lawsuits to stop a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign claiming that milk facilitates weight loss. PCRM charges that three main dairy industry trade groups—the International Dairy Foods

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